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Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, England

A weekend in Alnwick, Northumberland

Rolling hills, sandy beaches, tiny islands, medieval castles and fantastic seafood – just a few of the reasons why Northumberland is one of my favourite places in the UK. This part of the country just south of the Scottish…

Lindisfarne Priory ruins in Northumberland
In pictures

The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory // In pictures

Northumberland’s Lindisfarne Island has such religious significance they even named it Holy Island – and its holiest site is its priory. The region’s earliest Christian monastery was founded here by Irish monk St Aidan in 635 AD. Despite its…

Lindisfarne or Holy Island
Travel tales

Marooned on Lindisfarne Island

On Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, the islanders live their lives based on the rhythm of the tides. Linked to the Northumbrian mainland by a narrow causeway, twice each day the island is completely cut off by the tide. You…